April 20, 2016 Mark Hrywna
The Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), a program to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption within communities that are struggling with access to technology, will expand to 22 Fellows this year in 11 cities.
Organizational messaging can drive donors to action or bore them to tears, the difference drastically affecting willingness to provide support.
Donor-advised funds, IRA distributions and charitable gift annuities might be buzz terms in the nonprofit community, but word has yet to spread to key players in the discussion: donors. Just 36 percent of donors report being aware of donor-advised funds, while 37 percent know of IRA charitable distributions and 51 percent are familiar with charitable gift annuities.
Alaskans have donated portions of their Permanent Fund Dividends (PFD) to the tune of $3,192,725 thus far in 2016 through the Pick. Click. Give program. Though the deadline to apply for PFDs was March 31, state residents who have applied for PFDs can still donate by using the program through Aug. 31.
Legislation introduced in the Senate today would expand the IRA charitable rollover to include distributions to donor-advised funds (DAF) and create a 1-percent private foundation excise tax. The measure also contains a non-binding sense of the Senate that states charitable giving should be a goal of comprehensive tax reform.
Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn. has received the largest gift in its 120-year history, $50 million. The gift represents half of a $100 million charitable trust given from the estates of long-time Stamford resident Kingsley Gillespie and his son, Kenyon Gillespie. The Rotary Club of Stamford and The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford are among the trust’s other beneficiaries, each receiving 10 percent.
Fundraising is all about donors. That seems obvious. And yet, for the longest time executives at charities and the fundraising profession
didn’t have basic information about some of the most obvious and fundamental aspects of fundraising.
The NonProfit Times NCAA bracket challenge is back with an expanded field of nonprofit executives jockeying for the crown of wisest charity hoopster this year. We invited last year’s top finishers to return for 2016 as well as the NPT staff – despite their dead-last finish in 2015 – and a few new faces.